Songs Two Count Too

by Emma Ate the Lion

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1.
03:49
2.
04:57
3.
01:55
4.
04:31
5.
05:23
6.
04:17
7.
01:09
8.
05:08
9.
00:54
10.
04:08
11.
04:08

about

Recorded between: December 2012-July 2013

Emma Ate the Lion is:

Danny Smith: Bass, Lead Vox
Dylan Wheaton: Guitars, Vox
Stephen Capachione: Electric Pianos/Organs/Vox
John O'Malley: Drums/Percussion


For all business contact: emmaatethelion@gmail.com

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released 10 September 2013

Recorded, Engineered, Mixed, & Mastered
@ Devotion Recording in Everett, MA by: Jim Keaney
devotionrecording.com

Produced by: EATL & Jim Keaney
All Songs Written by: EATL
Arrangements by: EATL
Horns on tracks 5 & 11: Guiseppe Falzarano , Alex Allman
Violin/Cello on tracks: 1 & 11: Jesse Hanson
Guest vocals on track 3: Victoria Capachione
Guest vocals on track 6: Jim Keaney
Album Art by: Donny Dowling
Catering by: Chipotle
© copyright 2013

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Track Name: Days
I woke up on a park bench
Dazed and confused
The hands of my watch had just broken off
And the face read one of two

Oh lord I've done it now
I got caught up in it

Dear Vera my love I just left in the night
Never to return again

There I sat arguing politics
Scratching at the roof of my coffin

Egocentric selfish heretic die alone
And be forgotten now

Oh lord i strain to be
I get lost in the fog
Rolling through all of these memories
As I'm cut down one by one

Dear brothers there's nothing to fear here anymore
Dear sisters there's nothing to fear
Dear children there's nothing to fear here anymore
Dear Daniel there's nothing to fear

Down this road we trust our fates
With hearts and minds so true

The dragging of our feet will tear and pull
And mold you through and through

Oh I cast out The Lord by the river side
My blood ran bright and red
Disperse into the water without a sound in hopes the color of it

Down this road we trust our fates
With hearts and minds so blind
Cause in this world there's love war and hate
And hopes for better days

And hopes for better days.....
Track Name: Owls
You where perched on the highest tree
Over terrain you saw this storm coming from miles away
This change will set
Permanent

Just so charming, & lyrical
With a quick witted smile and hands of the devil he denounced your heart
A rock to the quarry
Your body so vulnerable

Oh my god
Think of all the blood you'll inspire
Passing time
As you just count the days down

Embrace the outcast
The callus life
This cancer is growing
And kicking your braces down

Get steady
Get stable now

Oh my god
Think of all the blood you'll inspire
Passing time
As you just count the days down
Something's wrong
In light of what's transpired
Something's wrong
As you make your way out

When you're finally awake
Find your screaming to a halt

Oh lord you need rest
I've never seen such tired eyes
Through all of these terrible terrible years

Get steady
Get stable now

These sounds keep echoing
Staggered beeps and LCD's
These words keep me shaking
Stunted speech an apology
We just lost her

When your finally awake
Find your screaming to a halt

Oh lord you need rest
I've never seen such tired eyes
Through all of these terrible terrible years

Oh I've finally seen light and ending so bitter sweet
When cavalcade of praise leaves much to desire

I spent too much
Time counting stars
Spent too much time in my own head

When a heartbeat divides into two
Like a root erupts a tree from the ground

My first breath catered your last
As your body just began to breakdown
What do you want from me, I've lived with this
Shadowing every goddamn step of my past

What could I even do, except live with this
Till my body just begins breaking down
Track Name: Branches
This world I live in
Is a procession of numbers
It's timing
An equation
My body
A clock
Wound to rotate
Till time runs out

I am complacent
I am alone

This world you live in
Is a succession of numbers
It's timing
An equation
Your body
Is a clock
And it's always winding down

This is the beginning to an end
Track Name: Balloons
Adeline, you sew your pride one stitch at a time

Open wounds, wrapped in white
Dressed in white

Sad eyes, I don't believe you
Bad lines, a cliche move

Like I always do

Shown me no regret
You lie more than I would ever care to know

prepare for this impact alone!!!

Stand tall
Why lovely?
Be destroyed!!
Cant breath in, stopped speaking!
Fall down!!
Why lovely?
Be ignored!!

God I can't count all the times I've been stuck here

Racking my brain like an old spent well

Calming my thoughts, bring me right back to reason

Rationalities dead

Heart of mine
You get confused one beat at a time
Just bleeding out, pouring out
Sad eyes I I don't believe you
You lie, nothing but overandoverandOVERANDOVER!!!
I've shown my face so few times in hopes to exonerate
But these mistakes I know I'll take to the grave

I've shown my face so few times in hopes to exonerate
But these mistakes I know I'll take

And I knew that night
As we stacked the bottles high
It was over and I'd just end up alone

Then I saw in your eyes
What we had just went and died
It was over and where better off

Conforming, god screams
Mend those broken hands
As you shook it off and cracked the bones back into place

As I sat counting broken promises
And where better off

Why lovely ?
Track Name: Savages
I crumbled up mountains of paper
Stacks of old metaphors and cliche lines
14 nights,
13 days of useless masonry

I figured I'd step away for awhile
Rest a torch on a caffeine deficiency
See the miss behind the counter
Kept my blood pumping for hours
As I fight
This war inside my head

When I felt the slam of the door

I couldn't help but think of dinosaurs
As my shaking hands shot rings through my coffee

Faced with lyrical extinction
wells gone, lost its vision
Let's hope they admire these bones for years

When I finally heard your voice

And caught a glimpse
Of something vibrant and still

Oh girl you hold a fashion
Makes me weak at the knees
And a body I would love too
Learn

Dear operator please
Find the words to tell her
Before she tries to tells me off

STOP!

I know where just savages
Faulty gears in a machine
Designed to rust and wear out

You eat fuck and sleep
You live by your teeth &

Now I find it hard to breath
Question every little thing
Maybe we could just
Sit and talk awhile

Hell oh, darling hell oh
How do you do?
My thoughts and lungs turn melody to speech
But any harmony smashed against my teeth

Hell oh, darling how low
I'm a fool

I've always had such awful timing
I've always had such a a awful t imi ng

At the end of this demonstration
I braced myself for impact
Fearing the worst in verbal artillery

But in this darkest of hours
She carried nothing but a smile

Looked towards the horizon boys
The sun is coming up!!



Damn girl you're everything
Your all that I've wanted
Damn girl you're everything
I'd ever need

So I sharpen up this wicked tongue &
Move in for the kill
Straighten my posture

Intellect, and finest style
My diction speaks chills
As your body just screams

Dear I'm just lonely
Anxiety ridden
These hands don't stop shaking

LIAR!!
THIS ISN'T YOU!!

Dear operator
Find the words to tell her
Before she tries to tell me
Dear operator
Please

STOP!!

I've been losing so much sleep
Cause I've gone mad sinking deep
In the depths of my mind
I'm afraid of my mind

I Know This Won't Mean A Thing!!
Track Name: Cats
I woke up with
A fucking new found sense
Of entitlement

And all these nights spent
All alone and content
Waiting just for the end

(Bodies)
Broken over
(Years of)
Countless defeat
(As I )
Banded my wounds
(And waited)
For these legs to return

As the seasons slowly turn
I became who I've always loathed
With an overwhelming urge
To be profound and irrelevant

You don't hold a candle to me baby
Trust me when I say, we're better off
Just better off

Cause I can't dig
Deep enough in a life time
(Darling are ya coming home tell me are you coming home? Darling are ya coming home?)
I cant think
Hard enough to change anything
(Darling are ya coming home tell me are you coming home? Darling are ya coming home?)
DARLING ARE YOU COMING HOME?!

(FEAR)
Everything I
(AND HATE)
Ever truly loved
(TILL YOUR)
On your final breath

(FEAR)
Has taken over
(AND HATE)
Every part of me
(I KNOW)
There's just more to this

Born with
One foot in the ground,
Born with
One foot in the ground...

This pessimistic mouth
Won't stop spewing out
Excuses for all my short comings
A child throwing crayons
Frustrated by what I am
Just an honest protagonist

Ba-ba, ba-ba...

Born with, one foot in the ground
Standing on the sidelines always thinking
Minds struck the body with paralysis again

Born with, one foot in the ground
And the older I get, the worse it is...
Track Name: Judges
Musical Interlude
Track Name: Stairs
Vera
We're constantly at war in these ideals
With tongues like knives
Pushed deeper and deeper
Every syllable, a twist of the handle

You decide
just how empty we can make this
I disdain
What a callow excuse for a human being

You decide
Just how exhausting we can make this
I disdain
For good

As I sat and watched the leaves roll by
A tree achromatic and bare
If it lives through winter
I wonder did it every really miss a thing

Goodbye to sleep

Lie to me
Tell me it'll all just be alright

Lie to me
It'll all just be alright

We'll I never felt a feeling like this
And it burns a hole right through my stomach
As I fall asleep

We'll I never felt a feeling like this one
and it's turning my insides to ashes
as I fall asleep

You don't entertain
Failing lines
Negate

I don't instigate
Stealing ground with hate

You've been caught up sick for days
Lord all this punishment
Rings permanent
And I'm through with you


So cunning and cavalier
Even when death is near
It wont mean a thing

JUST GET FUCKING OVER IT

I do love you
But I've got so goddam much to say to you
Just know I will never love again

Vera,
Don't
I'm losing it

Nothing ever shined as bright as it did
From that day forward
I've lived in a memory
A fog
A photo
A simpler time

An idea I've reiterated to myself over and over
Because I'm too afraid to face the demons of the present

Cowardice, an illness
A crippling condition that's plagued me for decades

I stopped sleeping cause I would only end up tired
I stopped eating cause I knew I would only be hungry
I stopped talking cause I was afraid to say something condemning
I stopped drinking cause I knew I would only be thirsty
I Stopped living cause I was afraid of death

As I counted the stairs on the way up
I just couldn't understand

There was time here.........

As I counted the stairs on the way up
I just couldn't understand

Remember the escape

There was time here.........

As I counted the stairs on the way up

I just couldn't understand
Track Name: Bones
Musical Interlude
Track Name: Ghosts
When I fell to the frozen ground
Tremors shook right through my spine
As I played dead for awhile

And now
I wish the snow would cover me in full
In big white mountainous droves
So I can be one of the buried, one of the accounted for

Cause that wont make no difference tonight
To a dread filled valentine
Through sorrow and wind this ship will hold against the storm
For a cast away that's been chasing ghosts

An I said to myself
The sky looks so bright yet dull
Like ashes scarring a bowl
From that cigarette I smoked that night in the emergency room

Goddamn this body's failed again
I'm over it conformed to it

And always when the shit all hits the fan
Your up and gone

Cause that won't make no difference tonight
To a dread filled valentine
Through sorrow and wind this ship will hold against the storm
For a cast away that's been chasing ghosts

Head in the sink
God screams expel everything

Body a wreck
Like a child you just throw it all away
The end of everything

Cause that wont make no difference tonight
To a dread filled valentine
Through sorrow and wind this ship will hold against the storm
For a cast away that's been chasing

ghosts
Track Name: Nights
I watched the world
Tear it's self apart from a school desk circa 1941
And I knew
That I broke that young girls heart in a coffee shop circa 1954

But that was then
And now is now
Set fire to the present cause
They learned just to smoke you out
Given all your sins and prior consequences

Don't you say it gets better tomorrow
Don't you try and make light of today
Cause I spent all night writing down all these sins
In hopes the good lord can for give and forget

And you get use to counting the seconds the minutes the hours the god damn years
And you would give anything to remember anything

But that was then
And now is now
Set fire to the vagabond the one the world could do without
Given all you've wronged
Who would care your gone

I spent every night staring at lurid maps
Wondering the colors of sights ill never see

I've packed all my bags and polished on my finest shoes
Waiting for the dismal life to catch me in my sleep

I'm frightened and cold
Violently bold
Swear I'll burn this awful place
Right to the god damn ground

I've lost it again
Tossed all this water
Know these stones that I throw won't mean a thing

Don't you say it gets better tomorrow
Don't you try and make light of today
Cause I spent all night writing down all these sins
In hopes the good lord can forgive and forget

Don't you say it gets better tomorrow
Don't you try and make light of today
Cause i spent all night writing down everything
To know that this is finally
The end